Effectiveness of Piggybacking Initiatives: A Scoping Study

An Evidence Base Project

Piggybacking water efficiency work, specifically water efficiency home visit retrofits, onto other activities has been previously recommended as an effective way to deliver large-scale water efficiency in terms of both reducing costs and increasing installation rates. Piggybacking initiatives have become increasingly popular with water companies, with a variety taking place over recent years. This report gathers together data and experiences from across the water industry, and for the first time examines how effective such water efficiency initiatives have been. Achievements in terms of homes visited, devices installed and water saved are scrutinised.

Author

Dani Jordan, Waterwise and Charlotte McCormack, Consultant to Waterwise

Published

14 May 2013

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